St Mary’s Hosts Richmond Borough Sports Day
Almost 600 schoolchildren took part in a borough-wide sports day at St Mary’s University, Twickenham earlier this month.
The athletes from 37 schools across the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames took part in a range of events including sprint races, standing long jumps, long distance races, howler throws and team relays using St Mary’s world class athletics facilities.
The event, played in hot and sunny weather conditions, was won by St James’s Catholic Primary School in Twickenham after picking up the highest number of points and having the best Year 6 team. They will now represent Richmond Borough in next month’s London School Games at Crystal Palace, competing against the other top performing schools from the other London Boroughs.
Director of Sport at St Mary’s Andrew Reid-Smith spoke to all of the athletes at the end of the sports day and handed out medals and trophies to schools finishing in the top three of their respective categories while the event was supported by 60 Young Leaders from Waldegrave School for Girls, who helped officiate to a high standard.
Andrew said, “St Mary’s is delighted to host this event, it’s wonderful to see so many local young people enjoying their athletics and performing on the Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track. I’d like to congratulate all the children on their athletic achievements and how they represented their schools.”